what will best to grow in winter?

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what will best to grow in winter?

Post by slugbert » Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:04 pm

hello there my father and myself have a allotment and are currently looking at what to grow during the winter months any ideas thanks
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Re: what will best to grow in winter?

Post by grenfell » Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:56 pm

Here's a few -
http://www.realseeds.co.uk/orientalgreens.html
plus garlic , onions and so on . Never too late to stick something in

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Re: what will best to grow in winter?

Post by itsybitsy » Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:20 pm

I've just put some carrots in, and will be planting garlic shortly.
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Re: what will best to grow in winter?

Post by slugbert » Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:56 pm

Ive only grown carrots the once Ive never grown garlic ill have another go
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Re: what will best to grow in winter?

Post by tigs » Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:07 am

root veg and sprouts are in also have chillies and few other things planted in the poly tunnel
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Re: what will best to grow in winter?

Post by Mr R » Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:54 am

Garlic always grows well, but for the best results, plant before the first frost (i.e.: autumn). I don't know if it is an 'old wife’s tale', but I am led to believe that a good frost aids the growing process, as it is meant to assist with ‘forcing’ the parent bulb to divide. This, in turn, results in a garlic head with lots of good sized bulbs, not a few large ones.

Kale is also a good hardy crop, although it tends to remain dormant during the winter and suddenly ‘bloom’ once the days get a bit longer (end of February / early March). I think that it may be a bit late to grow it from seed now: I usually plant it in the garden in September, after the plants have grown to about 3 inches.

Lastly, the other winter crop that I grow are leeks, although, as with the kale, it may be a bit late to sow them now. Mind you, if we have a mild autumn, they may grow well!

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Re: what will best to grow in winter?

Post by Mr R » Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:25 am

How could I forget winter lettuce!

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Re: what will best to grow in winter?

Post by happyhacker » Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:44 am

Sept is a bit late for stuff from seed or even rooted young plants. Anything young growing now will be ready January on. Your chance is to plan a winter rotation next year after your main crop. If you're thinking of stocks for shortages/survival then you need to grow essentials like potatos, beans, carrots and preserve the excess for winter use. Let us know what you have planned as I have an allotment and always learning from others.

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